Dessert Knife

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Description
Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and rectangular bolster are one piece of steel with tang fitted into a tapered ivory handle with straight sides and rounded butt. Metal is discolored, minor rust. Ivory is yellowed and separated from bolster. Long crack in handle from bolster to butt. Blade stamped: “PRATT ROPES WEBB&Co / AMERICAN CUTLERY”. With matching fork, 1986.0531.116.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1846 - 1855
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
steel (blade material)
ivory (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 20.0025 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.115
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.531.115
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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